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Mastering JIRA 7 - Second Edition

By : Ravi Sagar
Book Image

Mastering JIRA 7 - Second Edition

By: Ravi Sagar

Overview of this book

Atlassian JIRA 7 is an enterprise issue tracker system. One of its key strengths is its ability to adapt to the needs of an organization, ranging from building software products to managing your support issues. This book provides a comprehensive explanation covering all three components of JIRA 7, such as JIRA Software, JIRA Core, and Jira Service Desk. It shows you how to master the key functionalities of JIRA and its customizations and useful add-ons, and is packed with real-world examples and use cases. You will first learn how to plan for a JIRA 7 installation and fetch data. We cover JIRA reports in detail, which will help you analyze your data effectively. You can add additional features to your JIRA application by choosing one of the already built-in add-ons or building a new one to suit your needs. Then you'll find out about implementing Agile methodologies in JIRA by creating Scrum and Kanban boards. We'll teach you how to integrate your JIRA Application with other tools such as Confluence, SVN, Git, and more, which will help you extend your application. Finally, we'll explore best practices and troubleshooting techniques to help you find out what went wrong and understand how to fix it.
Table of Contents (25 chapters)
Mastering JIRA 7 - Second Edition
About the Author
About the Reviewer

Setting up the Atlassian plugin SDK

Atlassian provides an SDK to develop add-ons. The SDK needs to be installed on your machine before starting the development. It can be installed on Windows, Linux, and Mac. Any of these operating systems can be used to develop add-ons, however, in this chapter, the instructions will focus only on the Windows platform. There are no specific recommended hardware requirements to install the Atlassian SDK; however, to get a decent performance, install it on a machine that has a core i5 processor and 8 GB of RAM.

Setting up the SDK prerequisites on a Windows system

The SDK requires the Java environment to be configured on your machine. In Chapter 1, Planning Your JIRA Installation, we discussed how to install the JDK. The JDK could have been installed at C:\java or C:\java\jdk1.8.0_92.

Verifying the JDK installation and the JAVA_HOME system...